Bootheel Education Center Plans Opening Activities Aug. 22

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

Aug. 5, 2005 – The Advisory Council and staff of the Harry L. Crisp Bootheel Education Center (CBEC) are planning “opening of school” activities for Aug. 22.

The Center’s Advisory Council will be on hand to serve students with free hot dogs, hamburgers and soft drinks from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 4 to 6:30 p.m. The food is being prepared on-site by the Daily Bread of Malden. Sodas are being provided by Crisp Bottling Company.

“We’re very excited about this year’s opening,” said Dr. Rick Hux, director of the CBEC. “We are expecting about 350 to 400 students to participate in this first day activity at the Center. Although all students do not have classes beginning on Monday, those students whose classes begin on the following day are encouraged to attend, pick up their T-shirts, books and have a free meal and a Pepsi with us.”

Students also will receive free Southeast merchandise, including a Southeast daily planner and calendar, pencils and T-shirts featuring Southeast’s mascot “Rowdy” the Redhawk.

Our advisory council has worked very hard to put together this grand opening of the CBEC for the fall term,” said Rick Hux, director of the CBEC.  “We are all very excited to have the students returning. 

“It looks as if our enrollments will be strong,” he added. “We have 94 sections of coursework scheduled for the fall term here at the CBEC, and although many students have already enrolled, students continue to enroll daily.  We’re proud to boast about our large and diverse course offerings.

We have a significant range of classes, and they are offered at various times throughout the day to better accommodate the time constraints of our students who are working as well as those who attend classes during the day as full-time students. We’re looking for a record enrollment for Southeast classes this fall.”

Hux says officials from area businesses and the Chamber of Commerce are invited to attend the “Welcome Back” festivities.

The CBEC will offer classes Mondays through Fridays this fall, with starting times from 8 a.m. through 7 p.m. each day. Students will begin receiving their books on Aug. 16.

For more information on opening activities, contact the Crisp Bootheel Education Center at (573) 276-4577 or toll-free at (888)213-4601.

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

Aug. 5, 2005 – From left are Crisp Bootheel Education Center (CBEC) students Casey Blevins of Bernie, Mo., and Stefanie Cryts and Anthony Parker, both of Malden, Mo. The students are sporting the T-shirts to be distributed at Welcome Back activities planned at the CBEC for Aug. 22.